Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
Name: Madeline Mayer
Grade Level: 6-8
ELA: Viewing, representing, analysis
Visual Arts: Understanding, evaluating and making connections between visual arts and other disciplines
Classroom Time: 90 minutes or two 45 minute sessions
Purpose: Discuss the effect different book covers have on a perspective reader and what book covers can tell us about books.
Interpret and evaluate the various ways visual image makers such as illustrators, documentary filmmakers, and political cartoonists represent meanings, evaluate how different media forms influence and inform
Visual Arts skill:
Understanding, interpreting, and evaluating art pieces, connecting visual arts with other disciplines
Image of a book cover for a book that students have not read; 3-4 different book covers for a book that the class is about to read; chart paper; markers; paper; and pens
Warm-up – 10 minutes
Lesson procedure – 75 minutes
Student assessment or final product to be developed:
Charts created in groups, class participation, teacher observation and final reflection
Name ________________________________________________ Date______________ Period _____
ELA7R1 - The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts.
ELA7RC2 - The student participates in discussions related to curricular learning in all subject areas.
AR8.2 Students respond to, analyze, and make informed judgments about works in the arts.
7.23 Viewing/representing/analysis. The student analyzes and critiques the significance of visual images, messages, and meanings. The student is expected to: (A) interprets and evaluates the various ways visual image makers such as illustrators, documentary filmmakers, and political cartoonists represent meanings (6-8) (D) evaluate how different media forms influence and inform (6-8).
Response/evaluation. The student makes informed judgments about personal artworks and the artworks of others. The student is expected to: (A) analyzes and compares relationships, such as function and meaning, in personal artwork
The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public education for all students in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.